Enock Musungwini

Enock Musungwini - 2019 Nominee
Position: Health Advisor & MSc Public Health scholar
Organization: ZIM-SADC Parliamentary Forum on SRH & Health Innovation Support Trust
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Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Marie Stopes International Clinics Champion Award (Runner Up)
    Awarding Organization:
    Marie Stopes International
    Date Awarded:
    January 7, 2017
  • Award:
    Southern African Health Management and Leadership Training
    Awarding Organization:
    Johnson and Johnson Management Development Initiative
    Date Awarded:
    August 30, 2017
  • Award:
    British Council InterAction Leadership Training
    Awarding Organization:
    British Council Zimbabwe
    Date Awarded:
    August 30, 2008
Enock has more than 10 years involved in Health & SRH programs with MOHCC Zimbabwe, private health organisations, ZIM-SADC Parliamentary Forum on SRH and NGOs including Marie Stopes International in services provision, management and policy advocacy. – Blessed Maruva, Consultant at N/A
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Enock worked with Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council 2006-7 heading the ASRH project funded by Global fund delivering Family Planning (FP) services at project site clinic services and outreach. Enock worked with Midlands AIDS Service Organisation as a Program Officer mainstreaming FP services & HIV/AIDS outreach services 2007-9. Enock worked with Gweru Women AIDS Prevention Association 2010-11 providing SRH & FP services to women in Zvishavane, Shurugwi & Gweru. Enock worked with Population Services Zimbabwe / MSI Zimbabwe 2016-18 delivering all FP services in communities, churches & Universities and won an Award with MSI for great successes. Enock is a member of ZIM-SADC Parliamentary forum on SRH working parliamentarians advocating for access to SRH services for women.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I had early exposure to Family planning and maternal health services during my nurse training attachment at a rural health centre in Manicaland province of Zimbabwe. I had studied the family planning subject theory at Nursing school before the rural attachment and understood the economic and health benefits of family planning services to families particularly women and was able to offer health education at Maternal and Child Health unit. I continued to develop knowledge and skills at ZNFPC.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

As Head of PSZ/MSI Clinics in charge of a network of 10 clinics & 45 staff, I introduced Clinic improvement Plans with clear deliverables that dramatically changed the department doubling CYPs, Long Acting Reversible Contraception & other key deliverables. I introduced In-Reach FP service provision at Universities & Churches to increase FP uptake & access. I am a Committee Member of Zim-SADC PF on SRH advocating access to FP. The Best practices adopted by Marie Stopes.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

Advocacy work with church leaders & parliamentarians for increased access to SRH services including FP for the disabled and other vulnerable groups. Support production of culturally sensitive & disability friendly Information, Education and Communication materials to increase access to valuable SRH information. Support Trainer of Trainers for 2 nurses to attend an online Global Disability and Health course offered by International Centre for Evidence in Disability at LSHTM.

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